Tuesday afternoon, when most of St. Louis was turning greener by the minute on St. Patrick’s Day, the St. Louis Symphony was completing its final Powell Hall rehearsal before heading to New York City and Carnegie Hall.
One Symphony daughter of Erin said to me on her way out the door: “It’s amateur night, you know. So I’ll be home eating my own corned beef and cabbage and sipping my own whiskey and my toes close to my own fire.”
The orchestra and chorus have a day off on Wednesday. The violins are snug in their case.